Hi I have joined Hubpages for some weeks now. I have decided to get out of my shell and connect with fellow hubbers. Writing is a lonesome endeavor. It is time consuming especially if you aim for good content. I have written 2 hubs now. Both are fine. One ranks well on Google with the right keyword search. However, both took a long time to finish. Is it worth the time, dear fellow hubbers?
My question is which is better, should I write fewer good content hubs which is time consuming (like targeted topics, informative stuffs) or just plain jane hubs (quick to churn out)? what do you think, let me know, enlighten me please! Connie
It really depends on what your goal is Connie, or if you even have one. Some people have a plan for their Hubs, some just enjoy makig them. How you take it from there (quality or quantity) may vary.
a few good content hubs.
more fun to write and read.
Good content hubs give more result than average hubs
It all depends on what you aim for. Speaking for myself, I would prefer to have only a few good quality hubs but if your primary focus is on earning money then you better start churning more hubs. Good luck.
I checked your two hubs and they are very detailed and in-depth. Those are great hubs to write in the detail, but like you said time is a factor. Although, as long as you think you got your full point across or all you planned on, then shorter hubs are fine. A guideline most uses are 500+ words. Remember, too long Hubs have an adverse effect, meaning they could turn people off and they would just keep on surfing.
I agree- depends on your aim. If you want to make money then writing more detailed, keyword loaded hubs will be more for you. If you're just writing to write and increase your volume, then easier "fun" hubs might be worthwhile. Whatever you feel will fulfill your hubbing purpose is what you should pursue. Either way, it will be rewarding. Having a ton of shorter hubs or a couple longer hubs isn't going to make much difference to anyone but you really. So do whichever you like...or both!!
If you're writing for money, the easiest guideline is ... give the search engines what they want.
Great content, some basic SEO application, a decent length - Thranax nailed it, make sure the content matches the title, relevant tags. Throw in some media - pictures and/or a video to further support your content. Make best use of your summary capsule, headers and keywords - without making it look spammy.
And in some cases - you can literally just write for the hell of it and with luck, all the above will fall into place anyway. I've done both - applied effort SEO wise and then at times just written something for the sheer pleasure of writing about the topic. And they've got 'found'.
Good luck. And remember - enjoy what you're doing, then it's less of a chore
And welcome to HubPages too
My top performing article produces at least 50% of my hits in a given day. I'd rather have 5 of that then the 15 hits a day a bunch of less popular ones provide.
I think most people have the same experience. A few quality Hubs on the right topics will earn far more than a rash of poor Hubs. Google rewards good content as well as keywords.
The difficulty is finding the right topics - I've been surprised by which Hubs do best. So to begin with, it may be worth writing more, shorter Hubs on a range of subjects, until you find the topic that works for you.
The general consensus is your Hubs should be at least 400 words long but no longer than about 1,500 words.
I think you're off to a great start. Your hubs look nice and they're well organized. I've only been here a month or so and I didn't focus on keywords at first. I just wanted to write, but now those hubs are the ones that bring in the most search engine traffic.
also, it does take longer at first because you're getting used to it and want it to be the best. I say, keep doing what you're doing, and it will become easier and less time consuming.
Are you here to make money? Or do you just enjoy doing it to have fun. Which all honesty you do not have to be some great writer to make a boat load of cash. What you need to learn if you want to make cash is SEO and how to get your hubpage on the first page of results on top key words. Im not the best writer in the world I know that but I play the SEO game and end up landing countless visitors because of it.
Dear all, thanks for all your insights. They are valuable. Your help gives me a lot of encouragement, thanks. When I first started, I was impressed with Mark Knowles, his 2008 motorcycle guide hub was great, that led me to follow his footstep in writing very good hubs. In fact, what I should do now is to have a few good hubs but also some lighter stuff, just write for pleasure and fun. Although we live in different geographic locations and cultures, we have common experiences and it is nice to share them. Also, I write to make money......that will come only slowly I know. In all, Hubpages is great with many wonderful writers. I like it here.
Its not a bad idea to churn out about a dozen hubs ( i would never suggest bad quality ) in topics that interest you to the best of your ability, no grammar or spelling mistakes but without spending an obscene amount of time on them.
Then sit back a couple of weeks to see what topics perform well.
Then try and bust out Knowles or Marisa level hubs in those topics.
There is nothing more disheartening than spending 5-6 hours on an article just to see it get 50-100 hubpages based views in the first couple of days and then to just die (not get strong search engine traffic) It happened to a few of my early articles and I abandoned the site for 3 months.
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